Admission to a One-Year Master's Programme: eligibility criteria

Admission to a One-Year Master's programme is based on the evaluation of the candidate's academic background, combined with his professional experience.

Academic criteria

Admissions to a One-Year Master's programme is open to applicants having completed their university education in France or abroad and holding any of the following diplomas:

  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences/licenciatura/licence) at the time of entry to Sciences Po.
  • a Masters level degree (magistr or magistracy, for example) from universities which do not award undergraduate qualifications.

Other situations

  • Applicants having attended German or Austrian universities: a Vordiplom/Zwischenprüfung/Diplomprüfung (the equivalent of 120 credits) and a complete year of students at postgraduate level/second cycle (Hauptstudium - the equivalent of 60 credits).
  • Applicants having attended Russian universities: a Bakalavr or Specialist qualification.

More information on the prerequisites by programme.

Professional experience

Paris School of International Affairs : Master in Advanced Global Studies

To be eligible, candidates must be able to demonstrate, in addition to academic criteria, at least five years of post-graduate professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 

School of Public Affairs: Master in Public Affairs 

To be eligible, candidates must be able to demonstrate, in addition to academic criteria, at least five years of post-graduate professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 

School of Public Affairs: Master in Political Arts

To be eligible, candidates must be able to demonstrate, in addition to academic criteria, at least three years of post-graduate professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 

Sciences Po Law School: LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement 

Candidates must hold a law degree (Master 2, JD, LL.B. or the equivalent) and professional experience (internships included) is mandatory.

School of Management and Innovation : Master Corporate Strategy and Master Financial Regulation and Risk Management

To be eligible, applicants must be in one of the following situations: 

  • Hold an undergraduate diploma (see academic criteria) and demonstrate at least three years of professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 
  • Currently preparing a Master degree (year one) or currently in fourth year of higher education and, ideally, some internship experience.